Wisteria From Amboise, France

I bet you wouldn’t have seen a wisteria tree as old as this one. At Amboise chateau, I saw this old wisteria adding immense beauty to the old walls. A board there mentions it was planted in 1840s. Today, more than one and half centuries old, the trunk has hardened and thickened. The flowering plant belonging to the pea family, which usually has a tender stem in its initial years, looked strange in its ‘twisted and bent with age’ form.

When we were there, the wall on which it crept and climbed was completely covered with its blooms. The drooping sprays, racemes, measured almost 30 to 40cms. A bench there provided ample photo sessions for tourists. Sharing a couple of shots here.

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24 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    how awesome! to know it is that old and still blooming so beautifully…

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Awesome indeed!! And what terrific captures, Indrani!! We should all bloom so beautifully at that age!! Wonderful!

  3. wow, this is amazing! an old wisteria still blooming and from a stone wall, too. gorgeous!

  4. love those weeping flowers. they are special

  5. Looks good, bright and attractive…

  6. Onkar says:

    lovely pictures

  7. Jeevan says:

    This is very beautiful! No matter age.

  8. Kay G. says:

    This is so beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing.
    (I like your blog name, and I like your blog!)

  9. DeniseinVA says:

    Thank you for sharing these lovely photos Indrani. Wisteria has a lovely scent and one I look forward to the next time they bloom.

  10. Judy says:

    The trunk on that vine is incredible!! How did you tear yourself away! I would still be there, photographing it!!!

  11. Kalantikan says:

    That plant is extremely awesome, i can't imagine that wisteria lives that long. My first time to see it was in Svalov, Sweden and it is old too although not comparable to that, but it is creeping on the wall of a big building with lots of flowers too. We actually had our group photo in front of it. If only it is not invasive here in the tropics, i will definitely have it for life!

  12. Meena says:

    Imagine the stories the tree could tell 🙂

  13. Oh my! It is gorgeous!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  14. vincibene says:

    Wonderful! I love these flowers.

  15. Pat says:

    A beauty to be sure. They do tend to take over!

  16. Carver says:

    The wisteria is gorgeous.

  17. Meoww says:

    I have seen wisteria flowers and they are sooo pretty.

  18. AmitAag says:

    Awesome! Splendid!
    Thank you Indrani:)

  19. bettyl says:

    Wow! Such an historic plant!

  20. Pattu Raj says:

    Beauty,, the name, the color, the flower.

  21. Panchali says:

    Awe…beautiful! Lavender is my fave color:))

  22. D.Nambiar says:

    Ah, a grand old tree and some very young and pretty flowers.
    That's a nice name for those lovely flowers. Now I know where the famous Wisteria Lane got its name from. 🙂

  23. Charlene says:

    Love these flowers too. They're so gorgeous!

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